Julia Rose Sutherland
Tuesday, Dec. 15th 2020, 7pm EST
This lecture will discuss the events of Friday, June 12 2020, when the artist’s cousin Rodney Levi was shot twice in the chest and killed by the hands of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer on the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation reservation. The shared artwork is a response to police brutality in North America, and, in particular, that of Turtle Island (Canada) and the ongoing colonial genocide of First Nations peoples. The talk will display a process video of the word “Police” being embroidered while the artist gives an account on the subject matter of craft as mediation and resistance against ongoing violence.